Jason Reed, 4th-generation owner of the Reed Ranch on Brushie Creek at Faith, S.D., is one of 15 contestants who have qualified for the World Finals in his class at the National Cutting Horse Association World Show, Dec. 1-2, in Ft. Worth, Texas.
The NCHA World Finals Show is limited to the fifteen top money winners during 2017 in each of their twelve classes, and Reed is currently the top money winner in the $50,000 Amateur Class.
Reed has used cutting horses during all of his lifetime of ranching and began competing in the NCHA cuttings a few years ago. He started on a ranch-raised cutting horse and moved up through the beginner classes, and then a few years ago he started riding limited-age horses with Tracy Barton, a professional cutting-horse trainer from Pierre.
Reed has competed twice at the national level at the Fort Worth Futurity, making it to the semi-finals both times. Last year he placed fifth in the cutting division at the American Quarter Horse Association World Show and took Grand Champion at the American Paint Horse Association World Finals.